Attitudes Toward Gender Equity in the Family and Marital Relationships Index

Attitudes Toward Gender Equity in the Family and Marital Relationships Index is a 6-item measure of gender equitable beliefs held among couples.


ITEMS:

1. It is better for everyone if the husband is the breadwinner and the wife takes care of the home and family.
2. Men are more capable than women.
3. The husband should have the final say in all family matters.
4. Men's work is more important than women's work.
5. The husband's opinion is more important than the wife's opinion.
6. People say, "A weak buffalo is stronger than a strong cow," therefore it is very important to keep the husband healthy, the wife's health is less important.

Response Options:
Disagree - 1
Agree - 0

CATEGORIES:


GEOGRAPHIES TESTED:

Vietnam

POPULATIONS INCLUDED:
Female
Male

AGE RANGE:
Adults

Scoring Procedures:

1 point was given to each question that reflects an equitable response. The items are summed to create an index score from 0-6 with 0 representing the most gender inequitable attitudes and 6 the most equitable.

PRIMARY CITATION:

Luke, N., Schuler, S. R., Mai, B. T. T., Thien, P. V., & Minh, T. H. (2007). Exploring couple attributes and attitudes and marital violence in Vietnam. Violence Against Women, 13(1), 5-27. https://doi.org/10.1177/1077801206295112

Psychometric Score:

FORMATIVE RESEARCH

 Qualitative Research

 Existing Literature/Theoretical Framework

 Field Expert Input

 Cognitive Interviews / Pilot Testing

RELIABILITY

 Internal

 Test-retest

 Interrater

VALIDITY

 Content

 Face

 Criterion (gold-standard)

 Construct

Psychometric Scoring

MEDIUM
Total Score: 3.50/8 Points (MEDIUM) 

Citation Frequency

HIGH

KEY

 FULL POINTS
 PARTIAL POINTS
 NOT ASSESSED
 NOT APPLICABLE

For more details, see Scoring Methodology

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